I have moved three times in the last 5 years from one end of Canada to the other so I can claim some expertise in choosing a real estate agent.
My first contact with John DiBernardo was a chance telephone call as he had listed a property in which I was interested. I met him later that day when we viewed the property and was immediately impressed with his pleasant manner, his extensive knowledge of the market and, most importantly, the sense of personal integrity which was apparent from the start. He was interested in us as individuals and had an easy manner of relating to both my husband and I as he went about the business of finding the property best suited to our needs. The search was lengthy and time consuming and at times I felt I had to apologize for our indecision but he was unfailingly helpful and never exerted any pressure on us to buy. So much so that halfway through the search we decided to list our own home with him. He worked hard at finding us exactly what we wanted and was delighted for us when we finally found it. He guided us through both the buying and selling with patience and with skill, demonstrating that customer satisfaction is a priority with him.
He followed up on us during and after the move, making sure that there were no problems and even appeared with a beautiful gift as his way of saying thank you. I have no hesitation in recommending him. One would have to look far to find a more dedicated real estate agent.
We would like to thank you John for your honesty and integrity n selling our home in 2006. Finding a realtor whom we could put our trust in was refreshing. Your service, professionalism and hard work are appreciated. We couldn't have expected faster or better service. We have never has a realtor work that hard for us. We will be referring others to your great service.
– John & Arlene
It is with great pleasure that we offer this testimonial to Mr. DiBernardo. We have dealt with him on several real estate transactions and have found him to be excellent. At all times he has been professional, helpful and thorough. His grasp of the real estate market, its trends, its opportunities has been outstanding. He has exhibited understanding and patience throughout our dealings. We have been more than pleased with his service and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
– James & Beverly
As Alberta residents and not familiar with the South Okanagan, we found John DiBernardo very knowledgeable about the area and the advantages of considering a home in Oliver. He was very professional in assisting us to find a suitable property. While our condo was in the construction phase, John kept us informed of the progress on a regular basis with email pictures, answers to our questions and providing other details promptly. John served us with enthusiasm and warmth confirming we made the right choice to purchase at the Casa Rio development.
If you are seeking to relocate to Oliver, we would highly recommend John DiBernardo as your realtor.
– Dave & Betty
Selling or buying a home is always a bit of a nervous as well as an exciting time. Changes…always changes…with your professional help however, all of it was most pleasurable. All thins fell into place as if by magic. And you know – maybe it was! Your ethics and honesty were most apparent to me right from the time we became acquainted. That is why I would recommend your “Real Estate Services” to any and all people looking for a Real Estate Agent. Friendliness, Honesty and Ethic are the qualities of the future. No doubt in my mind you’ve got all three of them… Congratulations!
I was moving from Edmonton Alberta and looking for property in the South Okanagan or Similkameen Valley. John DiBernardo was highly recommended to me by friends that had just themselves moved form Alberta to the Similkameen Valley, and thought John would be an excellent Agent for me as well. John was indeed wonderful. He found me the home I now own, within about 6 showings. He listened very carefully to what I wanted and how much I was willing to pay, then found my new home in a couple of weeks. Although he is a “soft sell” type of person, he did not hesitate to gently show me properties a little outside of my original thoughts. It turned out the home I now own was not what I first thought I wanted… its better then I had hoped for. I am extremely pleased with the thoughtful, caring, knowledgeable, professional and helpful approach John has, I would without any hesitation, recommend John most emphatically to anyone looking to buy or sell.
– John-Paul Pronovost, Keremeos
Brian and I would like to thank you for the time you spent with us finding & purchasing our new home. Your expertise, honesty and integrity, as well as the very professional way you handle yourself leaves no doubt that you know your stuff!! My father was in real estate for many years, and I always felt that there was no agent as honest as he was. I was wrong. You, John are the same kind of salesman he was. We would absolutely have no hesitation recommending you to anyone needing a very reputable salesperson. We must also say that your assistant Wanda was very helpful & obliging in assisting us, with regards to info on the area.
– Brian & Dawn Drew, Oliver, BC
We had the pleasure of having John DiBernardo conduct a purchase of our home. He showed us different places for sale and would point out the hi-lights and defects if any. He was very professional in every aspect and patient with us. We had a few glitches with our former home in Alberta and he stuck by us all the way. John kept us informed as the transaction was going through and he also helped us arrange a home inspection and provided us with information on the local insurance companies. After we settled into our new place, John dropped by for a visit and a coffee. He told us if we had any questions or problems, he would try to help in any way possible. Overall, we found John DiBernardo excellent to deal with. No pressure and very accommodating. If all salespeople were like John, real estate transactions would be much less stressful. Thank you again, John DiBernardo.... With the utmost respect.
– Rey & Sonya Petryk
We would like to express our appreciation to you for the diligence you gave us in finding our new home in the Okanagan. It helped a great deal that you took the time to determine our need and desire for a new home in either Oliver or Penticton. Your research for properties available was well worth the time and was helpful in scaling down the number of home we would need to look at. The follow up you gave us after finding the location we wanted was most professional. We will be recommending you to any of our friends who may want to move to the Okanagan. Once again thank you. Very Satisfied Clients
– Ray and Evelyne Mitten
My wife and I would like to thank you and your staff very much for the most professional way you handled our recent Real Estate transaction with you. It is nice to find someone like yourself in your occupation that one can depend on. Excellent job John and thanks ever so much, we will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
– Dale & Helen Clarke
Working with John DiBernardo was a pleasure, as we found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We will use John for all our real estate needs, without hesitation.
– Steve and Kathy Zanatta
John DiBernardo has been really helpful in the 3 purchases and sales we made both in Penticton and Oliver over the past 4 years. We have found him to be very honest and knowledgeable in all phases of real estate. John goes that extra mile when it comes to showing or selling a home and gives feedback after a showing. We would not hesitate to recommend or use John again should the occasion arise.
– Trevor & Anne Eckstein
My husband Jerry and I met John two years before buying a house from him. We were thinking of moving to the South Okanagan sometime in the future and while on a holiday in Oliver, stopped by a real estate office to look at the ads hanging on the wall and in the window.
John came out of his office to ask if we needed any help and we said we were not in the market yet, just looking. John didn’t immediately leave us with a “Call me when you are ready.”, but asked if we had an idea of what town we might like to live in, then he gave us his opinion of various towns in the area. John was friendly, warm and giving of his time. He gave us his card, a booklet on houses for sale and said he was there when we needed him. A short fifteen minute conversation but enough that two years later, I e-mailed John to say we were looking for a place in the sun. He e-mailed back to see what we were looking for and within 24 hours, Jerry and I had at least 20 pages of homes for sale. We went through them, picked some we really liked, some that were okay and scrapped the rest.
The next couple of days a few more options arrived until we had a good cross section to look at. I e-mailed John that we had decided on a few of interest and said I could be in Oliver in three days, could we get together. He said that would be fine and he would make the arrangements to see the properties we wanted to look at.
I showed up and although John expected Jerry, took it all in stride when he found I had come alone. For three days he drove me through the South Okanagan. I never felt rushed or pressured. It was like travelling with a friend. He told me what he liked and disliked about different towns, we discussed the merits of houses we looked at and laughed about dubious color schemes. Not only that, but he told me some of the local history, interesting facts and just plain gossip.
After three days of house hunting, I had seen a lot of places but the one that stuck out, we had seen on the first day. I asked if it would be okay to go back and get a second look. John assured me that going back to see a place of interest was no problem and now that I knew what was out there, to get a second look at one I liked was a good idea. The house I went back to see is the one Jerry and I bought.
John arranged for the lawyer, told us what insurance agents were in town, and gave us a list of phone numbers for utility hook-ups. He also gave us names of reliable businesses such as carpet cleaners, home repair and furniture shops. Since we are not from British Columbia, these were very helpful in setting up our new home. For knowledge, easy going and very competent real estate agent, Jerry and I could not have done better then John DiBernardo
– Theresa Pointer